WaltC Posted January 16, 2006 Report Share Posted January 16, 2006 After a week of warm spring-like weather it's sunny but cold here today.It was a sunny but chilly day nine months ago when my dearest wife Jeannie was laid to rest. She passed away in April, two days after her 59th birthday. She had been diagnosed with cancer in early January, given 2-3 weeks to live, and survived for 99 days in palliative care. Jean had lived with MS for over 20 years, with her last two almost completely disabled. But she never lost her cheerful smile, even though she must have been suffering inside. I only wish that I could still be her caregiver, or still visit her every day. I know that is selfish of me, because now her suffering has ended, while mine goes on.I hope that I am not boring you with regular excerpts from Martha Hickman’s Healing After Loss, but once again today’s message hits home to me.Martha writes that “to tell our story is a way of affirming the life of the one that we have lost… to tell the story is also a way of moving our grief along, and so contributes to our own healing.”By telling our story perhaps we can help others know that they are not alone in their grief. As Martha says “ Perhaps we can ease the way for them. See - it’s all right to cry…it’s all right to be confused and not know what to do.” Any maybe - it’s all right to think that nine months ago was just yesterday?Thanks for being here and thanks for your support. It is truly appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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